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Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 04/28/2014

Weekly Standard’s Kristol on early Cliven Bundy condemnation: ‘Common sense’

A diversity of opinion on conservative outlets.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:47 AM ET, 04/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cliven Bundy, Fox News, Media Matters, Weekly Standard

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 04/25/2014

Can’t we all call Bundy’s comments ‘racist’?

Cliven Bundy’s comments were “incendiary,” and so much more.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:30 PM ET, 04/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Associated Press, Cliven Bundy, New York Times, racist, Washington Post

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 04/25/2014

CNN scores Bundy interview because Fox News ‘didn’t call’?

Despicable, huh?

By Erik Wemple  |  12:01 PM ET, 04/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill Weir, Cliven Bundy, CNN, Fox News, Sean Hannity

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 04/25/2014

No, Sean Hannity, you can’t distance yourself from Cliven Bundy

Inside the mind of a cable news host.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:32 AM ET, 04/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cliven Bundy, Fox News, Sean Hannity

Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 04/24/2014

New York Times reporter: Fox News has covered Bundy ‘sensibly’

Reporter goes to cover someone, gets good stuff.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:03 PM ET, 04/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cliven Bundy, Fox News, New York Times, Sean Hannity

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 04/24/2014

Will Fox News’s Sean Hannity keep hyping Cliven Bundy after comments about the ‘Negro’?

Rancher fighting feds packs some racism.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:38 AM ET, 04/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cliven Bundy, Fox News, Sean Hannity

Posted at 05:44 PM ET, 04/23/2014

HuffPost Live host: When can we stop reporting on Donald Trump comments?

Hmmm, I wonder!

By Erik Wemple  |  05:44 PM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Donald Trump, huffington post, President Obama

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 04/23/2014

Bloomberg celebrates challenged story on the NSA and Heartbleed bug

News outlet, intelligence community scrap over controversial computer security issue.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:04 PM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bloomberg News, bug, Heartbleed, James clapper, Matthew Winkler, NSA, Shawn Turner

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 04/23/2014

Media hammered by ‘Daily Show’ on Hillary Clinton grandma double standard

Why ask about grandmothership vis-a-vis 2016 race? Well, why not?

By Erik Wemple  |  10:20 AM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ABC News, Daily Show, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Jon Stewart, NBC News

Posted at 06:57 PM ET, 04/22/2014

AP reporter scorches State Department spokeswoman on Hillary Clinton initiative

Just what did that first QDDR do?

By Erik Wemple  |  06:57 PM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Associated Press, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Jen Psaki, Matt Lee, State Department

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 04/22/2014

CNN’s Martin Savidge, ‘free at last’

Correspondent now liberated from tight spaces.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:05 PM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Malaysia Airlines. Flight 370, Martin Savidge

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 04/21/2014

Sharyl Attkisson on hacked computers: ‘We’re making progress’

Former CBS News correspondents cites a ‘number of investigations’ on the topic.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:42 AM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CBS News, computers, Fox News, Howard Kurtz, Sharyl Attkisson

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 04/11/2014

Michael Isikoff leaving NBC News

Major Washington investigative reporter departs network news operation.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:55 PM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michael Isikoff, NBC News

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 04/11/2014

An apology to Fox News

Too much attitude, Erik Wemple Blog!

By Erik Wemple  |  01:17 PM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Heather childers, NAACP, NCAA

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 04/10/2014

Krauthammer on Benghazi: ‘This thing is done’

Fox News commentator suggests that it’s time to move on.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:06 PM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Bret Baier, Charles Krauthammer, Fox News, Krauthammer

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 04/10/2014

CBS’s hiring of Colbert rankles Limbaugh, pleases many others: A roundup

A roundup of media reaction to the announcement of Letterman’s replacement.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:50 PM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  David Letterman, Stephen Colbert

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 04/10/2014

CNN’s Blitzer sacrifices NCAA championship game for MH370

Pings forced a detour, back to Washington for key CNN anchor.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:43 PM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, mh370, NCAA championship, Wolf Blitzer

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 04/10/2014

Jon Stewart tweaks Sean Hannity over spring break coverage

The allure of watching collegians party.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:59 AM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Sean Hannity, spring break

Posted at 07:49 PM ET, 04/09/2014

Yahoo Beauty editor doubles as cosmetic executive

Not a pretty picture for media ethics.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:49 PM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 04/09/2014

McConnell correction goes viral (updated)

Could be a journalistic record here.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:09 PM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  chicago sun-times, correction, Daily Beast, Harry Reid, judd legum, Koch Brothers, Mitch McConnell, National Journal, The Hill, thinkprogress

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 04/09/2014

Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly dukes it out with ‘deceiver’ Stephen Colbert

Cable stars, duking it out.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:48 AM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, CNN, Fox News, MH360, ratings, Stephen Colbert, University of Connecticut

Posted at 07:12 PM ET, 04/08/2014

CNN: MH370 still, still stifles ‘Crossfire’

Fox’s Greta Van Susteren isn’t the only one defending CNN’s wall-to-wall coverage, though it is starting to max out.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:12 PM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:55 PM ET, 04/08/2014

Big-time news orgs send bunch of guys to hammer White House on gender pay equity

Here we go again!

By Erik Wemple  |  06:55 PM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ABC News, AP, CBS News, Ed Henry, Fox News, gender pay equity, jay carney, Major Garrett, NBC News, peter alexander, Reuters, White House

Posted at 07:10 PM ET, 04/07/2014

Tiny Louisiana paper breaks a huge story

A video of a lawmaker kissing a staffer in his office boosts the Ouachita Citizen.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:10 PM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  huffington post, Ouachita Citizen, Politico, Vance McAllister, Washington Post

Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 04/07/2014

Study: Fox News botches climate-change coverage

Fox News does largely misleading coverage of climate change and its competitors do largely accurate coverage of climate change, says the report.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:55 PM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Climate change, Fox News, global warming, Greg Gutfeld, Union of Concerned Scientists

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 04/07/2014

Ezra Klein’s Vox.com: Precious, in more than one way

A high-falutin self-explanation, and lots of good explainers on Vox.com. Already.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:24 PM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ezra Klein, GE, Libby Nelson, Sarah Kliff, Vox.com

Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 04/04/2014

Court ruling: Case against MSNBC’s Ed Schultz may proceed

Liberal loudmouth will have to sustain more legal costs.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:29 PM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ed Schultz, Michael Queen, MSNBC, NBC, the ed show

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 04/04/2014

Man chides ‘black hole’ MH370 coverage on CNN

By Erik Wemple  |  12:36 PM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 04/04/2014

Politico Magazine surveys White House correspondents

One question: ‘Given what you know now, who do you think will be the next president?’

By Erik Wemple  |  12:19 PM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politico, White House Correspondents' Association

Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 04/03/2014

Fox News’s Megyn Kelly declines to utter the name of the Fort Hood shooter

How much “infamy” did she withhold?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:20 PM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fort hood, Fox News, Ivan lopez, Megyn Kelly, shootings

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 04/03/2014

New York Times stands by Benghazi story

The debate over al-Qaeda and Benghazi continues.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:50 PM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  al qaeda, Benghazi, Daily Beast, Fox News, Mike Morell, Mike rogers, New York Times

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 04/03/2014

Can Fox News’s Bill Hemmer please bump Hannity?

Fox News chief says that the smooth Hemmer could anchor any hour in the lineup. Then get him out of his morning slot!

By Erik Wemple  |  10:13 AM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill Hemmer, Fox News, Martha MacCallum, Roger Ailes, Sean Hannity

Posted at 04:58 PM ET, 04/02/2014

CNN STILL in MH370 overload, ‘Crossfire’ remains on ice

Pre-emptions continue, to discuss shifting search area, other stuff.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:58 PM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, crossfire, mh370

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 04/02/2014

Fox Newser on Obamacare: White House is ‘straight up lying about these numbers’

And other critiques of Obamacare, from the best in that business.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:04 PM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  enrollees, Fox News, HHS, Jesse Watters, Obamacare, President Obama

Posted at 07:57 PM ET, 04/01/2014

CNN, MH370 and a 2,995-year story!

Mapping the ocean floor with a single ship? Patience required.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:57 PM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chad Myers, CNN, Malaysia Airlines. Flight 370, mh370

Posted at 06:27 PM ET, 04/01/2014

Los Angeles Times swallows fast-food survey

Facebook ads help recruit respondents to report on conditions at burger joints.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:27 PM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fast food, Los Angeles Times, Low Pay is Not OK, McDonalds

Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 04/01/2014

Stephen Colbert lamely rebuts #CancelColbert

Not my Twitter account!

By Erik Wemple  |  11:41 AM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Asian, humor, New Yorker, racism, Stephen Colbert, Suey Park

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 04/01/2014

Fox News corrects itself on Obamacare numbers, almost perfectly

By Erik Wemple  |  10:40 AM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:22 PM ET, 03/31/2014

MH370 coverage: CNN’s ‘Crossfire’ remains on ‘hiatus’

Debate show is getting pre-empted by other stories. When to bring it back?

By Erik Wemple  |  07:22 PM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, crossfire, Malaysia Airlines. Flight 370, MH 370, Wolf Blitzer

Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 03/31/2014

MSNBC’s daytime malaise, in one video

One video captures it all.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:26 PM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MSNBC

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 03/31/2014

Obamacare official stiff-arms New York Times

No information about a couple’s struggles with the health-insurance marketplace.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:41 PM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Department of Health and Human Services, New York Times, Obamacare

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 03/31/2014

Washington Post’s Express amps up ‘ADVERTISEMENT’ disclosure for Gray ad

Free tabloid puts up more announcements of its native advertising.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:18 AM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Muriel Bowser, Vince Gray, Washington Post, Washington Post Express

Posted at 07:03 PM ET, 03/28/2014

Washington Post’s Express runs massive ad for Vincent Gray on front

Gray campaign didn’t intend to create an ad that looked like a tabloid cover.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:03 PM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Muriel Bowser, Vince Gray, Ward 4, Washington Post Express

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 03/28/2014

Ebony mag apologizes to RNC staffer for tweets of editor

RNC owns media outlets

By Erik Wemple  |  03:56 PM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ebony magazine, Reince Priebus, Republican National Committee

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 03/28/2014

Anti-Colbert activist, HuffPost Live host grapple over racism, satire

You may not agree with Suey Park, but don’t think for a moment she doesn’t see every possible question coming.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:50 PM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 03/27/2014

MSNBC disputes Pew study on newsgathering reduction

Numbers help to explain why a certain network might just go nuts on a certain story.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:02 PM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, news investment, Pew Research

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 03/27/2014

‘Daily Show’: MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe’ protects the powerful

Samantha Bee, in a vicious takedown of a Washington insider’s institution.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:04 AM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Show, Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinksi, Mike Allen, Morning Joe

Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 03/26/2014

WaPo publisher Weymouth received $2.7 million in bonuses since October [Updated]

Executive reaches performance thresholds.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:50 PM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Graham Holdings, Jeff Bezos, Katharine Weymouth, Washington Post

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 03/26/2014

CNN’s MH370 coverage: Funniest moment yet!

Get this: CNN expert cites other CNN expert for expert opinion.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:42 PM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Malaysia Airlines, mh370, Ryan Abernathey, Wolf Blitzer

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 03/26/2014

Congresswoman rips Bill O’Reilly over ‘race hustler’ allegation

Rep. Barbara Lee says the Fox host’s rhetoric “is disgusting and divisive.“

By Erik Wemple  |  02:00 PM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 03/26/2014

MSNBC’s daytime audience tanks

Daytime numbers went way down in 2013, while rivals actually gained.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:19 AM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  audience, cable news, CNN, Fox News, Jack Shafer, MSNBC, prime time

Posted at 06:52 PM ET, 03/25/2014

Looking for missing Flight 370, the ‘needle in a haystack’

When the plain-old clich just isn’t good enough.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:52 PM ET, 03/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Malaysia Airlines, mh370, needle in a haystack

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 03/25/2014

Politico and Elle: Mutual admirers

Top 10 lists are the best.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:06 PM ET, 03/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Elle, Politico, Women Rule

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 03/25/2014

MSNBC’s Ed Schultz issues weak apology for Obamacare mis-prediction

Misses the point, glosses over responsibility to viewers.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:12 PM ET, 03/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ed Schultz, enrollment, MSNBC, Obamacare

Posted at 06:53 PM ET, 03/24/2014

Business Insider signs Anthony Weiner as columnist. Hmm.

The written-word Weiner -- would you hire him?

By Erik Wemple  |  06:53 PM ET, 03/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Anthony Weiner, Business Insider, columnist, New York Daily News

Posted at 05:46 PM ET, 03/24/2014

Pew: More Republicans than Democrats condemn MH370 overcoverage

By Erik Wemple  |  05:46 PM ET, 03/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Malaysia Airlines

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 03/24/2014

Fact-checking Bill O’Reilly’s claim to factual near-perfection

Just one retraction/apology?

By Erik Wemple  |  02:03 PM ET, 03/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, Sally Quinn, The O'Reilly Factor

Posted at 05:49 PM ET, 03/23/2014

CNN leadership ‘should be fired’ if it doesn’t blanket MH370 story

An (apparently) nonideological story requiring contributions from a big reporting network

By Erik Wemple  |  05:49 PM ET, 03/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Stelter, CNN, Jeff Zucker, mh370

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 03/23/2014

Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly strikes at atheist Bill Maher

Cable-news workhorse says he’s ‘tired,’ too.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:30 PM ET, 03/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill Maher, Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, Sally Quinn

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 03/21/2014

In search of: Material behind LAT editor’s note

A big correction was published, without much corroborating data.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:55 PM ET, 03/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jason felch, Los Angeles Times, occidental college, sexual assault

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 03/21/2014

Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly: Networks prefer MH370 over IRS, Benghazi; media ‘fabricating’ things

More of the same from the king of cable news.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:47 AM ET, 03/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, Malaysia Airlines, mh370

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 03/20/2014

CNN cranks out MH370 news alerts while America sleeps

Is demand THAT strong?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:15 PM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  alerts, breaking news, CNN, Malaysia Airlines. Flight 370

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 03/20/2014

Claim: White House press briefings are ‘just a show’

Collusion alleged between press corps, White House.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:17 PM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jay carney, press briefings, Weekly Standard, White House

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 03/20/2014

Fox News’s Bret Baier corrects Obamacare mistake

A correction, with a little elbow at Obamacare

By Erik Wemple  |  10:42 AM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bret Baier, exemption, Fox News, Medicaid, Obamacare

Posted at 06:53 PM ET, 03/19/2014

Utah city ordered to turn over NSA water records to Salt Lake Tribune

Newspaper wants to know how many gallons giant data center is consuming.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:53 PM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bluffdale, National Security Agency, Salt Lake Tribune, Utah, water records

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 03/19/2014

HHS, playing selective with Obamacare enrollment numbers

At first, very stingy with data. Of late, a bit more forthcoming.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:27 PM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Department of Health & Human Services, enrollment, huffington post, Obamacare, Time, Washington Post

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 03/19/2014

AP changes dateline for Crimean cities

No longer under Ukrainian control? Bye-bye Ukrainian dateline!

By Erik Wemple  |  02:10 PM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AP, Crimea, russia, Sevastopol, Ukraine, Vladimir Putin

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 03/19/2014

Why Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly is whining about cable news/CNN/Malaysia Airlines

Well, it’s not so hard to figure out.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:31 AM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, CNN, Flight 370, Fox News, Malaysia Airlines

Posted at 07:45 PM ET, 03/18/2014

Malaysia Airlines: CNN meets Ezra Klein

On TV, real explanatory journalism, punctuated by occasional silliness.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:45 PM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ashleigh Banfield, Carol Costello, CNN, Flight 370, Malaysia Airlines

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 03/18/2014

What verb tense for the passengers of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370? [Updated]

Should news outlets refer to them in the present tense or past tense?

By Erik Wemple  |  03:33 PM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Associated Press, BBC, CNN, Flight 370, Malaysia Airlines, Washington Post

Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 03/18/2014

Los Angeles Times and its fired investigative reporter: A critical look

When does a reporter’s relationship with a source become a conflict of interest?

By Erik Wemple  |  12:56 PM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jason felch, Los Angeles Times, occidental college

Posted at 08:23 AM ET, 03/18/2014

O’Reilly: Malaysia Airlines coverage driven by ‘ratings, not journalism’

Who better to recognize such a dynamic than Bill O’Reilly?

By Erik Wemple  |  08:23 AM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, CNN, Flight 370, Fox News, Malaysia Airlines, War on Christmas

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 03/17/2014

KTLA news director not too eager to talk about earthquake vid

Nothing more than news professionals reacting to news, says Jason Ball.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:42 PM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  earthquake, KTLA, Los Angeles

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 03/14/2014

Report: Sarah Palin to launch ‘Rogue TV’

The former vice presidential candidate to mix parenting tips, political commentary -- and media criticism?

By Erik Wemple  |  02:42 PM ET, 03/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jeff gaspin, jon klein, Rogue TV, Sarah Palin, Tapp

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 03/14/2014

CNN guest: ‘You bring me on to talk about a possible terrorism angle’

How detailed can the speculation about the missing Malaysian airplane go?

By Erik Wemple  |  12:37 PM ET, 03/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  al qaeda, CNN, hijacking, Malaysia Airlines, Reuters, terrorism

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 03/14/2014

Jon Stewart rips Fox News again over entitlement obsession

Millionaires beating up on food-stamp recipients: What’s the big deal?

By Erik Wemple  |  08:46 AM ET, 03/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  food stamps, Fox News, jason greenslate, Jon Stewart

Posted at 05:28 PM ET, 03/13/2014

Wall Street Journal corrects Malaysia Airlines story

Does the newspaper get half credit?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:28 PM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Flight 370, jay carney, Malaysia Airlines, Wall Street Journal

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 03/13/2014

Sharyl Attkisson and CBS News: What happened?

There’s a disconnect in Sharyl Attkisson’s history with CBS News.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:25 PM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CBS News, Politico, Sharyl Attkisson

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 03/13/2014

Ed Schultz revises Obamacare history, appears confused about March

In December, he predicted 5 million enrollees by March 1. Now he’s pushed that to March 31.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:15 PM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ed Schultz, Michael Hiltzik, MSNBC, Obamacare

Posted at 05:46 PM ET, 03/12/2014

Politico’s Mike Allen plugs Don Beyer congressional campaign. Why?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:46 PM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 03/12/2014

MSNBC host Ed Schultz botches defiant Obamacare enrollment prediction

Number reaches 4.2 million by March 1, 800,000 short of his projected figure.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:07 PM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ed Schultz, MSNBC, Obamacare, President Obama

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 03/12/2014

New York Post plays up President Obama, pink

Juxtaposition just too delicious for a tab.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:52 AM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gap, New York Post, President Obama

Posted at 06:42 PM ET, 03/11/2014

Obamacare enrollment numbers: How to spin?

Same numbers, different presentations.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:42 PM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ABC News, Fox News, HHS, huffington post, kathleen sebelius, Obamacare, Reuters, Time magazine

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 03/11/2014

Fox News completes demographic coup for Obamacare

If President Obama does something hip and cheeky, Fox News is certain to swarm.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:59 PM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, President Obama, Zach Galifianakas

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 03/11/2014

Did Fox News get cheated out of Obamacare scoop?

A nonprofit organization gave Fox’s reporter bad information, then never corrected itself.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:21 PM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, kathleen sebelius, Obamacare, Washington Examiner

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 03/11/2014

Chelsea Handler diagnoses Piers Morgan’s job problem

Comedian explains to CNN host why he’s losing his position.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:45 AM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chelsea Handler, CNN, Piers Morgan

Posted at 07:45 PM ET, 03/10/2014

John Cook bolts Gawker for the Intercept

The challenge for the new editor of the Intercept: What comes after the Snowden documents?

By Erik Wemple  |  07:45 PM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  First Look Media, Gawker, Glenn Greenwald, John Cook, Pierre Omidyar

Posted at 05:52 PM ET, 03/10/2014

Should the New Yorker have profiled Peter Lanza?

This particular piece comes the closest to marrying narrative journalism with service journalism.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:52 PM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  adam lanza, New Yorker, Newtown, peter lanza, USA Today

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 03/10/2014

Sharyl Attkisson leaves CBS News [Updated]

Will we ever find out what happened to her computers?

By Erik Wemple  |  03:06 PM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CBS News, Sharyl Attkisson

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 03/10/2014

Title for Klein’s new venture: Vox.com

Mission: Not to break the news, but to explain it.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:13 AM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ezra Klein, SB Nation, The Verge, Vox, Vox Media

Posted at 05:31 PM ET, 03/07/2014

Judge assails New York Post’s ‘BAG MEN’ episode during Marathon bombings

No sympathy from the court!

By Erik Wemple  |  05:31 PM ET, 03/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  BAG MEN, Boston marathon bombings, New York Post

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 03/05/2014

Journo-diversity advocate turns attention to Ezra Klein project

And many others as well.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:36 AM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Diversity, Ezra Klein, Journalism, Richard Prince, Vox Media

Posted at 06:10 PM ET, 02/26/2014

Reader: Erik Wemple Blog is an ‘apologist’ for Fox News

A plea for never giving the leading cable-news outlet any credit.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:10 PM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Sean Hannity

Posted at 05:31 PM ET, 12/29/2013

Politico’s John Harris on Mike Allen story: ‘Totally unfair’; ‘innuendo’

Politico boss hammers story about Allen as ‘irresponsible.’

By Erik Wemple  |  05:31 PM ET, 12/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, John Harris, Mike Allen, Playbook, Politico

Posted at 06:10 PM ET, 12/09/2013

Politico Magazine pushes reportorial envelope on Obamacare

What good is a White House schedule, anyhow?

By Erik Wemple  |  06:10 PM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  HHS, kathleen sebelius, Obamacare, Politico, Politico Magazine, President Obama

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 11/18/2013

FishbowlDC lawsuit: Wendy Gordon speaks out

Star of “Wendy Wednesdays” sees series as a form of ‘cyberbullying’; former editor sees it as ‘goofing off.’

By Erik Wemple  |  03:17 PM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Facebook, FishbowlDC, Mediabistro, Wendy Gordon

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 11/15/2013

Michele Bachmann’s tale of Obamacare woe

On CNN, one of the media distortions of the fall takes a hit.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:44 AM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, michele bachmann, Obamacare, Wolf Blitzer

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 09/25/2013

Introducing the Erik Wemple Blog, Fox Nation contributor!

Fox Nation Web site apparently liked a post on this blog -- a lot.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:12 PM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox Nation, Fox News, Politico, Poynter

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 07/15/2013

White American Male is oppressed: Claim

Men have been taunted for too long!

By Erik Wemple  |  02:49 PM ET, 07/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, men, Suzanne Venker

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 06/21/2013

Four points about Bloomberg BNA's snack-cam memo

Snacks. A news outlet is having an issue with snacks.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:03 PM ET, 06/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bloomberg, Bloomberg BNA, snacks, surveillance

Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 05/31/2013

Fox News's Andrea Tantaros calls Erik Wemple Blog a "little dweeb"

But she was just kidding.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:59 AM ET, 05/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andrea Tantaros, Fox News, President Obama

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 04/12/2013

Washington Post pledges Gosnell coverage

Large metro daily regrets having failed to send a reporter to the Philadelphia trial.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:45 PM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kermit Gosnell, Martin Baron, Washington Post

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 04/12/2013

Gosnell case and mainstream media: Answers, please? (UPDATED)

Will editors please talk to the Erik Wemple Blog about their coverage decisions in the Kermit Gosnell case?

By Erik Wemple  |  02:36 PM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  abortion, Kermit Gosnell

Posted at 12:25 AM ET, 11/07/2012

Fox News disputes its own Ohio call

Karl Rove mutinies over Ohio vote count.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:25 AM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox news karl rove ohio, fox news karl rove ohio obama romney, fox news ohio vote totals romney, fox news karl rove

Posted at 08:13 AM ET, 10/31/2012

O’Reilly calls himself a ‘punk’

Bill O’Reilly chides himself as a ‘punk’

By Erik Wemple  |  08:13 AM ET, 10/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bill o'reilly fox news, bill o'reilly fox news bernie goldberg mitt romney, bill o'reilly fox news

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 10/24/2012

Obama campaign and Des Moines Register: A form of quote approval

Obama campaign and the Des Moines Register: A form of quote approval.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:08 PM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  obama campaign des moines register, obama campaign off the record des moines register, obama interview des moines register, obama campaign des moines, obama

Posted at 09:00 PM ET, 09/26/2012

Three reasons why Newt Gingrich is pundit extraordinaire

Newt Gingrich shows CNN why he’s a first-rate commentator

By Erik Wemple  |  09:00 PM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney, newt gingrich, republican debates, cnn, joe jons, pundit

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 09/20/2012

NBC News and Obama redistribution video: Trust but verify

NBC News, not accepting human authentication

By Erik Wemple  |  03:50 PM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBC, CBS, ABC, fareed zakaria, president obama, redistribution, washington post, drudge report, slow, authentication, video

Posted at 07:15 PM ET, 09/18/2012

Sununu: ‘Liberal media’ turning a ‘wart’ into ‘giant cancer’

A Romney surrogate says the nominee recognizes distortionary role of ‘liberal media.’

By Erik Wemple  |  07:15 PM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  megyn kelly, mitt romney, fox news, wart, giant cancer

Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Fact-checking: CNN claims it’s the only cable outlet ‘that hasn’t picked sides’

CNN says fact-checking is possible under its roof

By Erik Wemple  |  04:35 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 08/23/2012

Networks hype Akin, with good reason: Mediology, Aug. 23

Are the networks giving too much attention to Akin?

By Erik Wemple  |  08:00 AM ET, 08/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  todd akin, newsbusters, joe biden, equivalency, nbc, cbs, abc, media matters for america, new york times

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 08/21/2012

Piers Morgan: Akin ‘a gutless little twerp’

Why you want a tabloid veteran running your talk show.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:00 AM ET, 08/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  piers morgan, cnn, todd akin, gutless little twerp, legitimate rape

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 08/20/2012

Why not make ‘Entertainment Tonight’ the official White House media organ?

Let’s just make ‘ET’ the official White House press organ.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:45 AM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  stephanie cutter, president obama, jim acosta, cnn, state of the union, entertainment tonight, people magazine, nancy o'dell

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 08/19/2012

Touré and MSNBC — cheating viewers

MSNBC starts a controversy, then backs out in 12 seconds.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:30 PM ET, 08/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  toure, mitt romney, president obama, niggerization, nbc, msnbc, the cycle

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 08/15/2012

No more TBD.com

TBD.com is gone for good

By Erik Wemple  |  03:15 PM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  tbd.com, jim brady, bill lord, dead

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 08/15/2012

Wired sticks with liar, fabricator

What is Wired thinking?

By Erik Wemple  |  01:00 PM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  wired, jonah lehrer, fabrication, new yorker, imagine, contract, features

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 08/15/2012

Media news derivatives: Aug. 15

A roundup of media stories for Aug. 15

By Erik Wemple  |  10:10 AM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  reuters, hacked, fareed zakaria, self, lucy danziger, michael calderone, huffington post, buzzfeed, ben smith, new york times, mark thompson

Posted at 08:40 AM ET, 07/13/2012

Five reasons why the Boston Globe story blew up

Five guesses as to why the Boston Globe story on Romney went viral.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:40 AM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney, boston globe, bain capital, obama campaign, mother jones, tpm

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 07/11/2012

PolitiFacters respond to ‘weekend dump’ allegations

PolitiFact Virginia says it doesn’t scheme against Republicans

By Erik Wemple  |  06:00 PM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  politifact Virginia, republican party of virginia, bias, rulings, rick thornton

Posted at 05:35 PM ET, 07/11/2012

Virginia Republican Party to PolitiFact: Don’t bother ringing!

Virginia GOP won’t be speaking with state PolitiFact reporters

By Erik Wemple  |  05:35 PM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  republican party of virginia, politifact virginia, richmond times-dispatch, fact-checking, bias, rick thornton, dave rexrode

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 07/11/2012

Virginia Republican Party publishes huge attack paper on PolitiFact

86 pages of critique.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:55 PM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  politifact virginia, virginia republican party, richmond times-dispatch, bias, rulings, truth-o-meter

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 06/29/2012

CSIS completes de Borchgrave review

CSIS claims to have addressed de Borchgrave issue

By Erik Wemple  |  11:10 AM ET, 06/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  center for strategic and international studies, csis, arnaud de borchgrave, washington times, investigation

Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 06/29/2012

Media news derivatives: June 29

A roundup of media stories for June 29

By Erik Wemple  |  09:55 AM ET, 06/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news, cnn, bloomberg tv, bloomberg news, supreme court, huffington post, rupert murdoch, news corp., new york times, wall street journal

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 06/29/2012

CNN memos promise internal investigations

Network closure on big mistake.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:15 AM ET, 06/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 06/28/2012

Media news derivatives, June 28

A roundup of media stories for June 28

By Erik Wemple  |  09:30 AM ET, 06/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ann curry, today show, new york times, hyperlocal, leak investigations, jack shafer, reuters, news corp. split, news corp, joe williams politico, joe williams suspended

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 06/27/2012

Politico’s Joe Williams calls out his enemies

Joe Williams goes on the counterattack.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:05 AM ET, 06/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  joe williams, politico, breitbart.com, bill press, mediaite, current tv

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 06/25/2012

Shadid’s widow said she was ‘mad at journalism’

Video may contextualize allegations regarding Shadid’s death.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:30 AM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  anthony shadid, new york times, syria, nada bakri

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 06/22/2012

Media news derivatives: June 22

A roundup of media stories for June 22

By Erik Wemple  |  11:20 AM ET, 06/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  karl rove, nancy pelosi, atlantic media, justin smith, fox & friends, politico, joe williams

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 06/22/2012

Politico suspends reporter

Joe Williams, Politico reporter, suspended for remarks

By Erik Wemple  |  10:30 AM ET, 06/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 06/18/2012

New York Times and BuzzFeed: Partners!

What’s the New York Times doing in bed with BuzzFeed?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:30 PM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  buzzfeed, new york times, twitter, video partnership, dick stevenson, new york times, poltiico

Posted at 09:00 PM ET, 06/15/2012

Times-Picayune’s Anderson noncommittal on return

Times-Picayune in a spot

By Erik Wemple  |  09:00 PM ET, 06/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  brett anderson, new orleans times-picayune, food coverage, noncommittal

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 06/11/2012

Jay Carney asks for it: Context! A special report

Administration urges press corps to include context regarding ‘private sector’ line

By Erik Wemple  |  05:30 PM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 06/07/2012

What’d you say about the queen?

How would you tell your lord that the queen is no longer alive?

By Erik Wemple  |  02:00 PM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 06/01/2012

MSNBC plans to ‘revise’ ad for ‘The Ed Show’

MSNBC to tone down activist ad for ‘The Ed Show.’

By Erik Wemple  |  08:15 AM ET, 06/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  msnbc, fox news, "the ed show", ed schultz, wisconsin, scott walker, recall

Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 05/11/2012

What’s a hit piece?

Did WaPo target the young Mitt Romney?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:20 PM ET, 05/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney, cranbrook school, washington post, newsbusters, big journalism

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 04/26/2012

CNN’s Dana Loesch revives the ‘madrassa’ story

Hold on, aren’t we done with the whole ‘madrassa’ thing?

By Erik Wemple  |  03:10 PM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dana loesch, cnn, president obama, madrassa, media matters for america, marines taliban, urination

Posted at 04:56 PM ET, 04/25/2012

Rupert Murdoch’s Book of Manners

Rupert Murdoch shows he has refined manners.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:56 PM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:56 AM ET, 04/24/2012

Bernard Goldberg on Wemple: Dumb guy

Erik Wemple blogger not among ‘smart’ group of media critics.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:56 AM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bernard goldberg, fox news, erik wemple, media, smart, not smart, not serious, not thoughtful, sadly, ad hominem

Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 03/31/2012

NBC to do ‘internal investigation’ on Zimmerman segment

Did NBC wrong George Zimmerman?

By Erik Wemple  |  04:40 PM ET, 03/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nbc news, george zimmerman, internal investigation, dispatcher, he looks black

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 03/09/2012

Limbaugh and Sleep Train part for good

A strange tale

By Erik Wemple  |  01:20 PM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 03/07/2012

Domino’s struggles to distance itself from Limbaugh

3,500 times

By Erik Wemple  |  03:35 PM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rush limbaugh, domino's, leland yee, john hlinko, tim mcintyre, sandra fluke

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 03/04/2012

Rush Limbaugh apologizes — for vocabulary

With important qualifier

By Erik Wemple  |  12:00 PM ET, 03/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rush limbaugh, sandra fluke, apology

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 02/24/2012

National Enquirer: It’s done far worse

Just whose privacy did it invade?

By Erik Wemple  |  06:00 PM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 02/23/2012

The Maddow-PolitiFact clash

And why the harsh words?

By Erik Wemple  |  01:30 PM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:55 PM ET, 02/17/2012

Chelsea Clinton will stay on at NBC

At NBC

By Erik Wemple  |  07:55 PM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  chelsea clinton, new york post, nbc, contract

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 02/15/2012

News media derivatives: Feb. 15

For Feb. 15

By Erik Wemple  |  11:00 AM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bill o'reilly, cnn, new york times, kate upton

Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 02/10/2012

President Obama crafts a more effective ‘no comment’

President gets innovative with a media stiff-arm

By Erik Wemple  |  05:20 PM ET, 02/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  president obama, mario monti, contraception

Posted at 09:10 PM ET, 02/02/2012

How ‘Marketplace’ fiasco got started

New America fellow bumps into Leo Webb at Occupy site

By Erik Wemple  |  09:10 PM ET, 02/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  marketplace, retraction, occupy oakland, anne stuhldreher, doug mcgray

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 02/01/2012

Free Ben Smith!

BuzzFeed editor byline-deprived

By Erik Wemple  |  05:00 PM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 01/25/2012

Hey, Romney: Start bashing the media now

He won’t bash the media!

By Erik Wemple  |  03:25 PM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 01/23/2012

ABC’s Gingrich story: A late hit?

‘Feels like a late hit.’

By Erik Wemple  |  09:45 AM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 01/22/2012

Joe Paterno dies on Sunday, not Saturday

On Jan. 22, not Jan. 21

By Erik Wemple  |  02:10 PM ET, 01/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 01/19/2012

Cincinnati anchor goes deep on Paul campaign

Strict constitutionalist TV personality drills in on campaign

By Erik Wemple  |  03:10 PM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 01/13/2012

CNN blindly pushes White House talking points on Obama book

It’s obsessed with access question regarding Kantor book on Obamas

By Erik Wemple  |  03:05 PM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 01/12/2012

Daily Caller issues sweater-vest correction

On sweater-vest demographic

By Erik Wemple  |  04:20 PM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 01/04/2012

MSNBC’s Gary Johnson moment: What happened?

Why rush such a story?

By Erik Wemple  |  04:45 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 12/29/2011

Sorenson defection provokes Fox’s Kelly

Ship-jumping Iowa state senator gets a grilling on home turf

By Erik Wemple  |  04:10 PM ET, 12/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 12/19/2011

Media news derivatives: Dec. 19

For Dec. 19

By Erik Wemple  |  09:00 AM ET, 12/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 12/16/2011

Patch denies losing $100 million

Yes, according to a report; no, according to Patch

By Erik Wemple  |  05:20 PM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 11/30/2011

‘Black Cat Bill’: Alive and unwell, contrary to reports

He’s not actually dead

By Erik Wemple  |  11:50 AM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  local

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 11/16/2011

Sarah Palin on Ron Paul and the media: Don’t whine

Do as I say!

By Erik Wemple  |  09:45 AM ET, 11/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 11/08/2011

Limbaugh on Bialek stooping yet lower

And the Bialek smears

By Erik Wemple  |  01:45 PM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 11/04/2011

Cain’s ‘brother’ comment: breaking news

Breaking news.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:34 PM ET, 11/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 11/04/2011

Cain campaign, please sue Politico now

Please, oh, please sue Politico

By Erik Wemple  |  12:30 PM ET, 11/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 11/03/2011

Cain campaign retraction?

Or a retraction? You be the judge.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:05 PM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:20 AM ET, 10/27/2011

Biden and rape question: Picture?

Misrepresentation? Yes

By Erik Wemple  |  09:20 AM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 10/26/2011

Gawker pay-for-links scoop: Journalism is a miserable racket

Goes to show how tough a biz journalism is

By Erik Wemple  |  04:20 PM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 10/26/2011

Fox’s Megyn Kelly was right about media smoking rates

Megyn Kelly was on target.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:55 AM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 10/26/2011

O’Reilly-Perry: Instaclassic

And here’s why

By Erik Wemple  |  09:35 AM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:20 AM ET, 10/20/2011

Shafer: Leave the newsroom if you feel pressured

Leave the newsroom? Who’s gonna do that?

By Erik Wemple  |  09:20 AM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 09/11/2011

Daniel Snyder lawsuit dropped against Washington City Paper

But did the paper’s editors ‘admit’ anything?

By Erik Wemple  |  01:20 PM ET, 09/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 09/08/2011

NYT v. Issa: A panoramic view

Getting a grip on a long-standing grudge.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:30 PM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 09/07/2011

Media on Obama’s military non-applause: Bias?

Is that a big story?

By Erik Wemple  |  08:45 AM ET, 09/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 09/06/2011

No Bachmann-religion confusion here

‘She’s clearly a Christian,’ says one Jewish admirer.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:22 AM ET, 09/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 09/06/2011

NPR on Bachmann-Jewish story

NPR features search for elusive sources in weekend feature.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:15 AM ET, 09/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 09/02/2011

Michael Vick, the $35 million man

“Guaranteed” to mislead.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:57 AM ET, 09/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 09/02/2011

Bachmann-Jewish story: ‘I haven’t heard that at all’

Are there Jews who perceive Bachmann as Jewish?

By Erik Wemple  |  09:00 AM ET, 09/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 09/01/2011

Romney money man on Bachmann-Jewish story: ‘No’

Not yet.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:45 AM ET, 09/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 08/23/2011

Archbishop slams media again

But isn’t that what we want from the media?

By Erik Wemple  |  09:50 AM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 07/28/2011

James O’Keefe: ‘Marriage is being challenged’

New York Times Magazine piece catches provocateur jumping to conclusions.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:45 AM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 07/26/2011

Where are the tickers?

Are news outlets deferring to the Obama administration?

By Erik Wemple  |  04:45 PM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 07/26/2011

How poisonous is the Murdoch brand in Britain?

Poisoned beyond repair?

By Erik Wemple  |  11:00 AM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 07/26/2011

Note to HuffPo: Think before publishing

Editor’s notes reflect editor’s jitters

By Erik Wemple  |  10:30 AM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 07/25/2011

New York Post’s DSK reporting: Yet shakier

Punctured again.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:25 PM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 07/25/2011

‘Restructuring’ claims job of Redskins blogger

Matt Terl, a creative voice for the Redskins, loses blog position.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:10 AM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 07/22/2011

Jose Antonio Vargas: Why the flack?

What on earth for?

By Erik Wemple  |  09:49 AM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 07/19/2011

Murdoch Parliament coverage: Right here!

We’re live-blogging the most pivotal moment of Rupert Murdoch’s career.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:00 AM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 07/18/2011

How many ways can you describe Murdoch’s enemies?

Columnist blames “elite few” for anti-Murdoch campaign

By Erik Wemple  |  03:15 PM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 07/12/2011

NFL lockout: Anyone know what’s going on?

Coverage of four-month-old labor strife has two components: anonymity, volatility.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:00 AM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 07/07/2011

New York Post libel suit: A story too good to check?

The New York Post was working on an explosive story about DSK’s accuser. Did it call her lawyers?

By Erik Wemple  |  07:30 AM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 07/06/2011

New York Post libel suit: Part 2

Putting another New York Post story through the libel machine

By Erik Wemple  |  02:30 PM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:18 PM ET, 07/01/2011

Who wrote Foxnews.com story on Media Matters?

A point-of-view story pops up on Foxnews.com. Who wrote it?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:18 PM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 06/29/2011

Gallup poll results: Perhaps not that dire

Are young people really deserting newspapers for TV news in droves? Maybe not.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:30 PM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 06/29/2011

Patch calendar story: The final chapter (we promise)

Patch’s founding myth

By Erik Wemple  |  11:17 AM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 06/29/2011

Bias Watch: NPR’s Wal-Mart story

Assessing Nina Totenberg’s story on the Wal-Mart ruling.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:00 AM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 06/29/2011

Village Voice strike hits familiar themes

They’re protesting benefit cuts, but is that a hardship case?

By Erik Wemple  |  08:00 AM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 06/28/2011

Patch mogul says media disdain Patch

Media mogul not happy with media.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:45 AM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 06/28/2011

Bias Watch: The Palin e-mails

The definitive verdict on the Chris Wallace allegation.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:00 AM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  bias

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 06/27/2011

The passing of the New York Times’s Week in Review

A ceremonial resolution.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:30 AM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 06/27/2011

Could newspapers have saved themselves?

An ex-editor says they blew their chance.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:45 AM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)